Aristotelian Perception and the Hellenistic Problem of Representation

Ancient Philosophy 4 (2):119-131 (1984)
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Abstract

The understanding of perception advanced by Aristotle and Theophrastus is largely physiological in character, describing the mechanism of perception and its resulting epistemic value. Like Epicurean views, theirs is not a theory of sensory ideas. The Stoics develop a competing approach to perception that describes sensory phenomena in terms of conceptual, linguistic representations.

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